Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPATropical Torpedo Tropical IPA
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #2,310
Ranked #17,980
3.86 | pDev: 9.07%
Nov 19, 2023
Oct 05, 2016
Inspired by island life, we created an IPA completely disconnected from the mainland. We used our one-of-a-kind Hop Torpedo to deliver an intense rush of hop flavor and the lush aromas of mango, papaya, and passionfruit with every sip. Enjoy our tropical twist on the American IPA.
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Rated: 4.26 by Aitor from Spain

Nov 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Had a fresh pint poured at a craft beer bar in Padova, Italy! Place called Birreria da Umbe. Lots of cool beer memorabilia and clearly a love for SN. Anyway, the beer itself is as expected. A well-hopped IPA with a tropical twist. Not as fruity as I expected, which is good in this case. Would drink again no doubt, but not a beer I’d seek out.
Sep 10, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2023
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Reviewed by dss27 from Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
I'm not in a BJCP mood at the moment, so I'll leave it to others to provide detailed tasting notes, but this is a very solid beer. Very subtle, balanced, and quaffable with lower IBUs than "regular" Torpedo plus a tropical twist (I wouldn't mind even more of that in the nose). Great "lawnmower" beer for a hot day (although it's quite comfortable now, so I'm not swayed by a "just about any beer would be great about now" mood). I probably got this as part of a sampler case and would buy it again as a six-pack (but I've got hundreds of other beers to get through first, so I'm in no hurry). Keep in mind that it's not trying to be mango-infused NEIPA--just an "enhanced" semi-session beer, so don't expect to get blown away.
Sep 05, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
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Rated by armchair_pro

4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Tropical and refreshing. One of my favorite Tropical IPAs! Wish I could find bottles in my area as cans mess with the flavor.
Jun 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
4/27/22 at THE East Coast location in NC!

So tropical and fruity! This one sent my head in the clouds. Bitey on the first sip, fresh tropical papaya and pineapple. Sip, sip, sip! Great with the pretzel and beer cheese!
Apr 27, 2022
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Rated by Ismaelmyself

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A nice change up to the Pale ale. Clean not too bitter IPA. Sierra knows Pale ales.
Apr 05, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by Winzlow from Florida

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Mar 30, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by BarrelAgedG from California

Mar 14, 2022
Rated: 4 by njbusa from New Jersey

Mar 01, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

2.62/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
12 bottle, might be ancient

Was a big disappointment, with that name and the label and box-art, I was ready for a tropical hazy version of torpedo and instead got a rusty worse version of torpedo, like an off-batch they threw out with some fancy marketing to help it sell

Big oof
Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by Campodog from Spain

Dec 15, 2021
Rated: 3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 24, 2021
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Reviewed by aquaderek from California

3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Nice looking beer. Golden orange color with nice 1 inch head which stick around for a while when agitated. Nose is hoppy, tropical fruit caramel sweetness. Taste guava and fruit initially followed by some strong hops. Slight carbonation, medium bodied. I like these types of beers.
Sep 15, 2021
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
De color ámbar, con una fina espuma de poca duración. Cuerpo y carbonatación media, y de textura aceitosa. Aroma a mango y naranja. En boca es refrescante.
Aug 30, 2021
Rated: 3.53 by Askala from Spain

Aug 26, 2021
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